Monday, November 10, 2014

Sweet Skylar's NICU Photo Shoot

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos. 
Consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.

We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints 
will help families heal and remember how strong 
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.


“My daughter Skylar Denise was born at 30 weeks on September 23rd at 10:40 am via emergency C-section due to preeclampsia. She was 2 lbs. and 14 1/2oz and 15 3/4 inches long. Skylar was not supposed to be born that day, we were rushed to surgery after my blood pressure spiked again and her heart rate dropped to the 30's. My body was trying to go into a seizer, so I had my face covered during the surgery, during the C-section the epidural wore off as soon as Skylar was pulled out, so they had to put me under, it was terrifying! The last thing I remember was hearing Skylar cry and Kenny, my fiancé, tell me he was going to see her.

Since my darling baby has been born there’s been much to learn, and at 18, my fiancé and I had more than some. It’s been a long time coming, and it’s nowhere near the end. But seeing Skylar everyday, most of the time being stronger than me, gives me the courage to go forward and hope. Since Skylar’s been in the NICU she has had a mild case of jaundice but over came it, she’s gained two oz. almost everyday! How she’s so strong is beyond me. The first time I saw her I had to hold in my cries, mainly because the C-section was painful. But now the only cries I have are for joy, she’s being strong, and gets to start bottle-feeding tomorrow. No matter how scary things seem, it pays off to have hope. The nurses in the NICU are the nicest ladies I’ve met! They make all this just a little more easier (:”

A Note From MInvi:

“This sweet family was referred to us by Kim Johnson, another PP client. It was wonderful meeting baby Skylar and her parents, Anessa and Kenny last Wednesday. They are first time parents and you can tell how much they adore this beautiful child. Hoping she gain more weight in the next coming weeks so that she can be released from the hospital soon."

Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families, 
and organization please do not use for any purpose. 

Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email and visit our website at To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 400 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Dallas, TX.

We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.

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